Bidlack, Benjamin Alden [cenotaph] b. September 8, 1804 d. February 6, 1849 US Congressman. Elected to represent Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1841 to 1845. He also served as a Member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1835, and as the United States Charge d'Affaires to New Grenada from 1845 until his death in 1849. This monument with the following inscription is designed from the one created by the Americans of Bogata US Columbia. The Americans in Bogata erected this monument to the memory of their late...[Read More] Milford Cemetery, Milford (Pike County), Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Brodhead IV., Daniel b. October 17, 1736 d. November 15, 1809 Revolutionary War General. Born in Marbletown, New York, Daniel Brodhead started his military career as a commissioned lieutenant colonel for the 8th Pennsylvania regiment of colonial troops. He was recognized for bravery by George Washington at the battle of Long Island and was promoted to colonel upon which he led the defense of Philadelphia. He was made commander of the western department of Pennsylvania overseeing six different forts: Pitt, McIntosh, Laurens, Tuscarora, Henry, and...[Read More] (Bio by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332) Milford Cemetery, Milford (Pike County), Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Brodhead
Grey (Gray), Zane (Pearl Zane) b. January 31, 1875 d. October 23, 1939 Author. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1896, he graduated from dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to New York City where he opened an office. His first book "Betty Zane" was turned down by several publishers so in 1904 he published it privately. It was a great success. In 1908 he made his first trip to the Western United States and began writing stories about the Old West. His best known Western was "Riders of the Purple Sage" published in 1912. It sold over twelve million...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Lackawaxen and Union Cemetery, Lackawaxen, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Pinchot, Gifford b. August 11, 1865 d. October 4, 1946 29th and 31st Pennsylvania Governor. Born in Connecticut, he was a noted forester, conservationist, and progressive leader. Chief, 1898 - 1910 U. S. Forest Service (as renamed in 1905). Governor of Pennsylvania, two terms, 1923 -27 & 1931 - 35. His first term brought major governmental reorganization. His second term was famed for the paving of rural roads throughout the state to provide unemployment relief & to "get the farmer out of the mud." Milford Cemetery, Milford (Pike County), Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Soose, Billy b. August 2, 1915 d. September 5, 1998 Professional Boxer. He held the World Middleweight Boxing title in 1941, having defeated boxer Tami Mauriello for the crown. Shortly afterward he retired from boxing, and joined the United States Navy in 1942. His boxing record included 41 fights, 34 wins, 13 by knockout, 6 loses, and 1 draw. He operated a resort on shores of Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania's Poconos Mountains from 1946 to 1990. Pine Grove Cemetery, Paupack, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA Plot: Cremated, ashes interred.
Van Wyck, Charles Henry b. May 10, 1824 d. October 24, 1895 Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman, US Senator. He was the Sullivan County, New York, District Attorney 1850 to 1856 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving 1859 to 1863. After his term, he entered the Union Army as Colonel of the 56th Regiment, New York Volunteers and commanded it during the Civil War. He was brevetted Brigadier General for services during the war and elected to the Fortieth Congress, serving 1867 to 1869. He...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Milford Cemetery, Milford (Pike County), Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA
Wood, Joe b. October 25, 1889 d. July 27, 1985 Major League Baseball Player. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, he was nicked named "Smokey Joe" and made his debut as a right hand pitcher for the Boston Red Sox on August 24, 1908. He was with the Red Sox 1908 to 1915 and was one of only 13 pitchers since 1900, who won 30 or more games in one season, 34-5 in 1912. After a arm injury ended his pitching career, he switched to the outfield and playing for the Cleveland Indians 1917 to 1922. He ended his career with 117 wins, 57 loss, 28 shutouts...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Wood Family Cemetery, Shohola, Pike County, Pennsylvania, USA